Bing delivers surprising amount of traffic to rangelistings.com

One of my hobby sites is rangelistings.com, a site with the goal of providing a map of each state with the locations of shooting ranges on it. I keep an eye on the web traffic pretty regularly, and about 90% of the traffic it receives is from search engines.

Up till the last couple of weeks search engine generated traffic to the site has been 80 to 90 percent from Google’s search. Over the last month, overall traffic has increased from around 60 visits per day to around 90 per day. Where does it come from? Well, still search engines primarily, and traffic from Google has increased noticeably during this time.

However, to my surprise, Bing is also making a surprisingly strong showing. Click on the chart below to view the details.

(Click on the image to view a larger version.) Traffic to rangelistings.com from the search engine Bing is suddenly showing at almost 30%.
(Click on the image to view a larger version.) Chart of traffic sources for rangelistings.com from Oct 1 to Oct 16, 2009. The search engine Bing is suddenly showing at almost 30%.

Author: Davin Granroth

Davin is Chief Operating Officer for Covenant Eyes, Inc. in Owosso, MI, USA, where he gets to mix his background in user experience design, research, and strategy with the operation of a software company. For more, see his LinkedIn profile.

2 thoughts on “Bing delivers surprising amount of traffic to rangelistings.com”

  1. @Tom Schultz
    Hm. I didn’t do anything specific to trigger Bing to crawl rangelistings, it just happened. I am using a sitemap.xml and I think robots.txt, maybe that helped.

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